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Installing Ubuntu right now. Help me, I'm stuck >.<

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Alright.. After days of having second thoughts I finally decided to go dual boot with ubuntu.

I followed the standard installation procedures. And now i'm stuck...



What do I do?

/dev/sda2 is my drive C: where I have windows installed along with my programs and applications
/dev/sda3 is my drive D: where I have everything else.

Can I take away 20gb from my D: partition so I make a third partition and install Ubuntu there?



EDIT:



What should I pick?




http://news.softpedia.com/news/Insta...0-160966.shtml

I have read this guide. And it said that the first option is optimal if I want to go dual boot.
But it also says:
Quote:
Editor's Note: Remember that, after the installation, the Windows boot loader will be overwritten by the Ubuntu boot loader!

Edited by tryagainplss - 1/1/11 at 10:44pm
    
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It is really hard to explain what you need to do, but you need to have some unallocated space on the hard drive to use for the linux partitions.
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It is really hard to explain what you need to do, but you need to have some unallocated space on the hard drive to use for the linux partitions.
Awe man!! I'm updating my status right now.
    
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Did you figure it out?
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Did you figure it out?
I updated my first post. Please look at it
    
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manually select the hardrive you want and you can easily partition the amount of space, choosing the alongside other OS option should partition the same drive windows is on.
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Yes, when you dual boot you will use grub or another boot loader, but it will still handle booting windows for you.

You can shrink a partition size in windows under disk management.
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manually select the hardrive you want and you can easily partition the amount of space, choosing the alongside other OS option should partition the same drive windows is on.
Yes. I understand what you want me to do and that's what I've been wanting to achieve. But I can't seem to figure out how to do that?
    
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when it says bootloader will be overwritten, that just means that the GRUB bootloader will be used instead of the default windows bootloader, this is required to be able to pick between windows or ubuntu on bootup, afaik.
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Yes. I understand what you want me to do and that's what I've been wanting to achieve. But I can't seem to figure out how to do that?
You want it on drive D: so choose the manual option then partition the D drive for the amount of space you want allocated to Ubuntu
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